So I have a confession to make.
The past year and change haven’t been very good to me, writing-wise. I didn’t realize how difficult a Part III to a trilogy is to write until I started this one. Maybe it’s the fact that Parts I and II had somewhat of a skeleton in place ever since 1993 when the trilogy first came into being, and Part III was always a handful of “Wouldn’t this be cool” moments. Maybe it’s the pressure I feel to match the quality of Part II, which I still believe is the best thing I’ve ever written (so far).
Or maybe it’s because I’ve been trying to promote Parts I and II in a way that sticks out from everyone else.
It’s no easy task these days to get your voice out there, especially with a pandemic taking away the option to meet one-on-one with readers. Live streaming is definitely the closest method, but it’s not enough to just turn on your webcam and start talking. You want to captivate your fans’ attention from the start like K.M. Robinson does. (You REALLY need to check out her YouTube page for so many great ideas that you can try yourself.) And one great way to grab your readers is to take advantage of the platform you have. Add your branding, post questions and comments from viewers, even be part of a panel with fellow authors. Putting all of that together allows you to create a truly memorable experience for your readers, and the easier it can be done, the more likely you will be able to do this kind of presentation on a regular basis.
That’s where @Be.Live comes in.
As much as I embrace modern technology, I can be discouraged with complicated setups, and I’m happy to say that, in addition to its sharp and professional-looking streaming videos, it’s very user-friendly and just as easy for me to learn as Audacity was when I started my audio projects. I know you fellow authors will be fluent in Be.Live before long, and its ability to stream to both Facebook and YouTube increases your chances of reaching a bigger audience.
if you want to see it for yourself, go to this link: https://be.live?ref=georgesirois. This is just what you need to make your #authorlives better by creating fun and easy streaming and letting you focus more on getting your next book out.
Speaking of which, it’s time for me to get back to work. But I’ll see you on Facebook - and YouTube - soon.